tourist trail (teaching practice 1)
A 2 pre-intermidiate level
To provide detailed reading practice using a text about the Ruins of Machu Picchu in the context of travelling
To give Ss freer speaking practice to help their spoken fluency
Procedure (33-46 minutes)
Teacher will tell the students where she is from and show some photos of the tourists sights they can visit there. T will ask if they have visited these places to encourage students to talk. Then T will get Ss to write 5 places they would like to visit, e.g. the Great Wall of China. In pairs Ss tell each other what they have written and why. Quick WC feedback to hear some Ss ideas.
In pairs or WC Ss discuss questions in ex.1
Show a picture of Machu Picchu, see if the Ss know it. Explain briefly what the text is about. To check the vocabulary with Ss in ex.1 separate them into two groups and ask them to match the words with their definitions on the WB or try to show the photos first and elicit Ss to guess the words: city, fast food, jungle, path, ruins, tea bag, train, valley, views. WC FB to check their answers. Pre-teach the compound noun 'cable car' drawing the mountain and asking students how people could get to the top. Suggest the idea of 'cable car'. Ask if they have ever been on one and would they like to go on one.
T tells the Ss that they are going to read a magazine article about Machu Picchu and asks them in pairs to decide which of the sentences in ex.2 are true(T) or false (F). FB before whole class.
Ex.3 Ss underline sentences or phrases that make arguments 'for' and 'against' the cable car plan. Ss check their answers in pairs, then WC FB.
Ss in small groups discuss the effects of tourism on Istanbul. The ideas for the extra discussion can be found in TB pg.57. WC FB to hear some of the Ss ideas. Delayed error correction, as necessary.